Taxis Can’t Dodge the Price Hikes

Did we think taxis might escape rising prices in the transport realm? Well, taxi rates are going up just like everything else. Of course that’s something almost expected nowadays to happen once a year. However, Malaga’s taxi companies aren’t just raising fees; they’ve also changed the pricing structure, eliminating a special category for weekends. Instead they’ve added a surcharge of 2 Euros across the board for late-night/early-morning trips (between 00:00 and 07:00), making these trips a minimum of 6 Euros now. Other notable increases are in the airport trip minimums and surcharges, which are summarized in these tables.

Fare 1: Monday-Friday, non-festival days, 7:00-22:00

Fare 2: Monday-Friday, 22:00-7:00. Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, fall fair and Semana Santa (Mon-Wed), 24 hours

Fare Schedule effective 12 March, 2008
Fare 1
increase
Fare 2
increase
Initial minimum charge
1.35 €
*
1.68 €
*
Per kilometre
0.80 €
6.3 %
0.98 €
*
Per hour of wait time
17.61 €
*
22.00 €
*
Minimum total fare
3.32 €
3.6 %
4.14 €
*
Airport trip minimum
14.50 €
*
18.12 €
6.2 %
* no data from 2007

Additional Fees

– Airport Trip: 5.50 €

– From 00:00 to 7:00 – surcharge of 2 € on top of Fare 2

– Port: 1 €

– Luggage or package (over 60 cm): 0.45 €

Source: SUR.es

These changes take effect today, in time to capture the massive flow of tourists coming in at the start of Spain’s high season: Semana Santa, Easter’s Holy Week. Having said that, you can see how complicated the fees are, and not to mention the mess you can get into of cab drivers not accepting certain travelers. We don’t like surprises any more than you do when it comes to the bottom line or doggedly searching for a willing driver after arriving from a long journey. Give Cheap Car Hire Malaga a chance; we think you’ll enjoy the first-rate services at rock-bottom prices.

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